Our Mission

Promote Well-Being and Development of All Children

Child & Family Agency nurtures children and families to develop their strengths through its service, partnership and advocacy.



The Board, Staff and Auxiliaries of Child and Family Agency are committed to creating and nurturing a diverse and inclusive workforce which reflects the communities that we serve.  We recognize the strength in diversity and believe that solutions to struggles are embedded within the traditions, abilities and experiences of each individual and family.  We work with children, families, communities and each other to identify and use intrinsic strengths toward creating sustainable, joyful, interconnected and productive lives.

Protect the Welfare and Safety of Children and Their Families

Encourage the development of services designed to conserve and strengthen home life and parental care for children.

Strengthen Effective Delivery of Services to Children and Their Families

Provide responsive, relevant and timely services to the community.  Offer services to the community firmly rooted in nationally recognized standards for the welfare of children and their families.

Develop sound programs, policies and funding for services and activities that impact most directly upon children.

Promote Policies that Benefit All Children and Their Families

Identify, analyze and communicate between Board of Directors and Staff emerging issues of actual or potential impact.

Work cooperatively with national organizations and community groups to support legislative initiatives at state and federal levels which provide for improved services to children and their families.

Broaden and deepen public awareness of and commitment to society's responsibility for responding to the needs of children and their families.

Develop and disseminate information through speaking engagements, publication and educational workshops.

The Facts

Our programs support children’s mental health, children’s physical healthcare, the  prevention of child abuse, the treatment of family violence, teen pregnancy, parent education, child guidance, and childcare. With a heritage that dates from 1809, Child and Family has grown to become the largest non-profit children’s social service provider in southeastern Connecticut.

Our services are available to all residents of New London and Middlesex counties, with some services extending into New Haven and Windham counties. A number of Child and Family Agency’s services receive partial supportive funding from various Connecticut State departments. Child and Family Agency is licensed by the State for its child care facilities, after-school program, outpatient psychiatric clinics for children, and its school-based health centers.

Over 650 men and women volunteers give generously of their time and talent through caring for children, fundraising events, and educational services.

A sliding fee scale assures that no one will be turned away, or refused assistance, based on financial reasons.

Our staff includes Masters-level behavioral health clinicians, psychiatrists, teachers, nurse practitioners, community workers, physicians, administrative and support personnel.